Impression: Not 'just more of the same"

#1 Posted by haha_dead (14 posts) -

They nailed it. 4 games in, yeah you'd have to say that at this point, Nintendo has beaten 'new' old 2D throwback Mario into the ground...and now that I heard the guys talk about the wah-wahs on the Bombcast, I can't -not- fixate on how annoying it is - thanks for that ;).... but this isn't just a cash-in. The only thing that's a little bit tired is the aesthetic. Game-wise, I see evolution. Level design is great. Worlds are highly replayable. Love the new suits. Love the return of the ridiculous baby Yoshi. There's easily 59 dollars worth of game here. If you don't enjoy this game, it's just because you're no longer, or never were a platformer guy.

Not loving the wah-wahs, or the fact there's so much recycled music. Also not loving the implementation of the Gamepad screen (it just mirrors what's on the TV) but loving everything else.

#2 Edited by csl316 (8964 posts) -

Level design is key, and if the secrets and whatnot approach Mario World levels I'm on board.

But the art design and same tunes for the past 4 games has to fucking DIE.

Edit: This got bumped a year later, and I apologize for the language. I was really mad for a second there!

#3 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3572 posts) -

What if... Mario shaves?

#4 Posted by ThatFrood (3377 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

What if... Mario shaves?

What if... now stay with me here... what if Mario has a gun?

#5 Posted by me3639 (1791 posts) -

Nintendo are the best modders in the buiness, but why wont they have Mario go right to left for a change?

#6 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

What if... Mario shaves?

What if... now stay with me here... what if Mario has a gun?

Mustache gun.

#7 Posted by ThatFrood (3377 posts) -

@me3639 said:

Nintendo are the best modders in the buiness, but why wont they have Mario go right to left for a change?

I played an inverted 1-1 before, where you went right to left, and I'm not joking when I say I actually began to feel physically ill as I progressed through the level.

#8 Posted by august (3853 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

What if... Mario shaves?

What if... now stay with me here... what if Mario has a gun?

He's always had a gun, Mushroom Kingdom is conceal carry.

#9 Posted by Scullinator (514 posts) -

This game is hard and so much fun. Yes co-op can be agrivating at times especially when you just want to run through a level, but its the best way to play imo.

#10 Posted by mrpandaman (866 posts) -

If you don't enjoy this game, it's just because you're no longer, or never were a platformer guy.

But what if I like Rayman: Legends and I don't like NSMBU... what does that mean?

@august said:

@ThatFrood said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

What if... Mario shaves?

What if... now stay with me here... what if Mario has a gun?

He's always had a gun, Mushroom Kingdom is conceal carry.

Is it under his hat?

#11 Posted by edsone (268 posts) -

@mrpandaman said:

@haha_dead said:

If you don't enjoy this game, it's just because you're no longer, or never were a platformer guy.

But what if I like Rayman: Legends and I don't like NSMBU... what does that mean?

Is it under his hat?

Means you like Rayman: Legends. Doesn't necessarily mean you're a "platformer guy" much in the same one a person who plays fighting games might not be be a "fighter guy". I don't care though :p Just joking. The OP does have a point though. Most platformer guys will like NSMB U.

#12 Edited by MormonWarrior (2617 posts) -

I'm most definitely a "platformer guy" and I thought NSMB Wii and NSMB 2 were complete piles of flaming garbage. I'd maybe give this game a shot if I got it super cheap and needed to play something on my future Wii U, but I'm not terribly hopeful.

Platformer credentials: Super Meat Boy, Mega Man & Mega Man X, Super Mario Bros 1-3 and SM World, Super Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1 and 2, and 3D Land, Rayman Origins & Legends, Banjo-Kazooie...I could go on but I really love a good platformer. It's my favorite genre! Other than the original New Super Mario Bros. on the DS, I think they've all been lazy bullcrap though. I'm sad it's even a series...could've been so much more than it is.

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